Friday, April 12, 2013

Don't "Go Paperless"

Even when corporate spokesmen think they can keep confidential information safer in some electronic file than it is on paper...(1) if it's your information, you need to keep it; and (2) their sense of security is valid for six months, max; and (3) anything that's as vulnerable to weather conditions as computers are is not as secure as paper.

Even when information that's put on the Internet is public--as here--as long as it exists only in the form of magnetic pulses, it's not as secure as it is when it's printed out and stored in a real place.